D5541 Hailes 18 March 1995

To prove that preservation should not be taken for granted, this immaculate Class 31, D5541 (31123) pictured at Hailes on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway in 1995, is now no more, having been cut up in 2006 after donating all useful components to other preserved Class 31s. It is working the 12:10 Toddington to Far Stanley service on 18 March 1995, during the line's Diesel Gala. proudly wearing a 'Cathedrals Express' headboard.